NPP Is Attacking My Personality - Ashaiman NDC Candidate

Ernest Norgbey, National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ashaiman, has called on members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the area to campaign on issues and quit attacking him.

He said he had read several reports against him by the NPP, which sought to attack his political ambition, his credibility and personality.

He told The Chronicle that it was rather sad that when he and the NDC were focused on their target for this year’s elections, an aide to the NPP candidate would be struggling to smear mud at his personality.

Ernest Norgbey said: “Since the NDC primaries in November 2015, there have been several attempts by my political opponents to run me down to shift my focus from the core issues that the people of Ashaiman are confronted with.”

But he said such unwarranted and unfounded allegations against him would not wash.

He said his target of working hard to garner 85,000 valid votes for himself and President John Dramani Mahama remained high on the agenda of the NDC in the constituency, thus his unreadiness to pay attention to the unclean politics his opponents had been fighting hard to pull him into.

He said his campaign hinged on leadership of care and concern, was getting down well with the electorate “and that is what I am focused on.”

Working hard to live by example, he said he had been able to make some donations of important materials to the electorate, to address their concerns.

He said a recent donation he made was at the Ashaiman Polyclinic, where he was working to ensure that an abandoned structure was converted into a blood bank and laboratory.

He said, “The NDC and His Excellency John Mahama are walking the talk by solving the numerous challenges confronting my people and as the newly elected candidate, I am also playing my complementary role to ensure that my president and I win the elections convincingly.”

He said the NPP should go out and work “because that is what is more important. Denigrating me will not win them votes.”